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Indigenous Women Seek Legal Protection for Cultural Heritage

Indigenous Women Seek Legal Protection for Cultural HeritageWeavers of traditional ancestral designs argue the Guatemalan government has a responsibility to protect their Mayan culture from outside exploitation.... More

Navajo Nation Supports Cultural Items Bill

Navajo Nation Supports Cultural Items BillThe Navajo Nation has thrown its support behind legislation that would strengthen a federal law that prohibits exporting Native American sacred and traditional items.... More

CAMH Opens Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for Patients

CAMH Opens Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for PatientsToday the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto celebrated the opening of an Aboriginal Sweat Lodge and traditional ceremonial grounds. CAMH is the first hospita... More

Bolivian Leaders Welcome the 5524 Andean-Amazonian Year

Bolivian Leaders Welcome the 5524 Andean-Amazonian Year	The Andean, Amazonian, Guarani, Kolla, and Mapuche among other people from other cultures, commemorate the new Andean-Amazonian year on June 21st, which is called 'machaq mara' in ... More

Jaguar Used in Olympic Ceremony Shot in Brazil

Jaguar Used in Olympic Ceremony Shot in BrazilSAO PAULO (AP) — A jaguar used in an Olympic torch relay ceremony was shot to death after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier, the Brazilian army said Tuesday.... More

Native American Tribe Takes On The King Of Beers

Native American Tribe Takes On The King Of BeersThis week, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina filed a suit against Anheuser-Busch and its distributor for using the tribe’s official logo and slogan in a local marketing campaign f... More

Brazilian indigenous Land Activist Killed in Conflict with Farmers – Government Agency

Brazilian indigenous Land Activist Killed in Conflict with Farmers – Government AgencyAn indigenous activist was shot dead in southwestern Brazil and at least six others seriously wounded when their camp was attacked by armed farmers, a government agency said.... More

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Wisdom Keeper of The Month

Janet Dolera

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Janet co-sponsors and participates offering a School of Living Traditions for Babaylans in Manilla; and provides on-going documentation and support in Palawan to help Palawan based Babaylan women priests and Balyan,
male priests to restore and revive their ancestral practices.
She has begun work with the Tagbanwa, the Batak, and the Tau’t Bato Tribes through visits, immersion, rituals, and shared healing. Janet, a traditional healer herself, and a natural farmer, has also been asked by the Babaylans/Balyans to support the sharing of their good traditional farming practices and herbal knowledge of farming wild crops and for tending wild bees.

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Book of The Month

The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine

By Barbara Tedlock Ph.D.

The Woman in the ShamanA distinguished anthropologist–who is also an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden female roots of the world’s oldest form of religion and medicine. Here is a fascinating expedition into this ancient tradition, from
its prehistoric beginnings to the work of women shamans across the globe today.

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Film of The Month

Sastun - My Apprenticeship With A Maya Healer

By Guido Verweyen

Sastun - My Apprenticeship With A Maya Healer by Guido Verweyen In her quest to explore the healing powers of plants, an American herbalist ventures into the rainforest of Belize where she befriends one of the last remaining Maya shamans, Don Elijo
Panti. While learning his secrets during her apprenticeship, she unearths her life's work: to preserve this ancient knowledge and to bridge the gap between science and traditional healing wisdom. Funded by the National Cancer Institute in New York, Rosita Arvigo is in a race against time, scouring the tropical rainforests of Central America in search of cures for many deadly diseases like Aids and cancer before they are wiped out by deforestation.

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